Fox 29 reports that Delaware’s state Senate has voted to join an interstate compact that seeks to eliminate the unfairness of the electoral college by awarding all of the state’s electors to the winner of the national popular vote, instead of the state popular vote. The legislation passed in a 17-4 vote on Thursday. The measure will now go to the House.
The national popular vote ‘Interstate Compact’ is made up of 12 states (including Colorado) and D.C. These states represent 181 electoral votes. Delaware would add another 3-votes to “Compact” vote total.
If 86 more electoral votes commit to the Compact, then technically, the electoral college would become null and void, and future presidents would be elected via the national popular vote.